At a Bobcats fantasy camp, 48-year old Michael Jordan dunked a basketball. Let the comeback rumors begin.
Noam Schiller of Hardwood Paroxysm has a brilliant breakdown of the 2005-06 breakout season of Boris Diaw and the eventual downfall from what could have been. "But Diaw was never the same. With Stoudemire back on board, he struggled in a dimished role as the 3rdoffensive option. His production dropped in almost every way possible, and his mood soured. The fragile child from his first two NBA seasons emerged once again, and whether this was the result of guaranteed money or a supposed lack of trust from the coaching staff was irrelevant. One year later, he was traded to Charlotte, where doing-it-all was replaced with lethargy and munchies. Athleticism turned into girth, the player who played all 5 positions became a slow-footed power forward, and short of a desperate run to a 7th seed in 2010 and a bunch of fat jokes on online chats during the 2010 World Championships, Boris Diaw never got anywhere ever again."
There is going to be a showdown between NBA players playing in the Los Angeles Drew League and the Washington D.C. Goodman League. Players include Kevin Durant, Brandon Jennings, Michael Beasley, DeMarcus Cousins, Ty Lawson and more. I would love to get this televised and do a Daily Dime Live chat for it.
I'm not quite sure what Steve Nash is doing after he "steals" this parking space, but I kind of like it.
Royce Young of Daily Thunder talks about how the lack of a Las Vegas Summer League is hurting the growth of the Thunder. "(Cole) Aldrich likely needs a Summer League the most. He didn’t get one last season because his trade wasn’t officially finalized in time and didn’t play much this year other than with the Tulsa 66ers. He just needs to play. Not that five or six games against D-Leaguers and rookies would’ve made all the difference, but getting time on the floor as a focal point would’ve been good for him heading to fall camp. Aldrich is far from a lost cause, and the Thunder are willing to stay patient. But part of that being patient comes because you think a guy is going to improve. And to do that, he’s got to play."
After Daryl Morey finishes up his set, please tip your waitresses.